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Massive increase in death sentences in Sisi’s Egypt

Almost 2,500 people, including women and children, have been sentenced to death in Egypt since the 2013 coup in which the democratically-elected government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. At least 144 death sentences have been carried out by Sisi’s government, which started a crackdown on …

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Egypt sentences juveniles to death in violation of own laws, says rights group

At least 2,443 people, including minors at the time of their arrest, have been sentenced to death by Egyptian courts between 2011 and 2018, according to rights group Reprieve. The majority, the organisation says, have been handed out since President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seized control of the country in a 2013 …

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